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Kenai Backroads 100K/200K

**Ride Canceled** Randonneuring season here in Alaska throttled back during July to focus on watching the Tour. We’re back now w/ six more rides left in the season. Come ride with us! This Saturday, August 9th, we’re bringing back the Kenai Backroads 100K/200K. We haven’t ridden this course for nearly two years! (The course was washed out [...]

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Solstice 200K/400K/600K

Our Solstice series of rides is sort of like a mini Big Wild Ride. The first 200K of the course is the finest, most beautiful and interesting section of the entire BWR. This course offers majestic vistas, quirkly roadhouses, and very low traffic. Come ride with us! Drop bag service will be available for the low, [...]

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Ronde van Anchorage 100K

  Come ride the Ronde, Sunday, June 15th! This is the finest 100K loop around Anchorage, bar none. It's not a race, but it's just as challenging, and more adventurous! Bring all your friends! De Ronde van Anchorage 100K populaire starts at the Fire Island Bakery in Downtown Anchorage, and travels a huge loop around the Anchorage Bowl, circling [...]

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Anch/Seward 200K/400K

  A combination of classics, a 200 KM Anchorage/Seward one-way or a 400 KM round-trip brevet course, traversing out-and/or-back through Southcentral Alaska. The Seward Highway route offers dramatic coastline views, with the chance to see beluga whales, eagles and bore tides, as well as ascending 900' over Turnagain Pass and riding through the Kenai Mountains to reach [...]

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Grassroots riding on one of North America's longest dirt-road randonnées! Don't miss this wild weekend w/ the crew of the Alaska Endurance Association's Denali Classic Gravel Grinder. Carlos and his merry band extend their generocity to the rando crowd in the hopes of creating some cross pollination opportunities. The road has been freshly plowed, and the [...]

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Palmer Spring Classic - 50K/100K/200K Join us for The Backcountry Bike & Ski 3rd Annual Palmer Spring Classic this Saturday. Put the adventure back in your ride! Online registration: https://www.bikereg.com/palmer-spring-classic-14 Cost: $30 Check-in: 7:30AM Vagabond Blues (642 S Alaska St, Palmer) Ride starts: 9:00AM Course Maps: HERE Bring: Pen, camera, calibrate & know how to use your cyclocomputer, join RUSA Additional ride info, visit Backcountry Bike & [...]

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Come learn everything there is to know about randonneuring in Alaska. Rando info night at REI Anchorage will lay it all out for you, to make sure you get a solid jump on your most enjoying, adventurous, and challenging riding season ever. We’ll discuss ride formats, randonneuring history, riding styles & strategies, training, nutrition, bicycles, [...]

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2013 Big Wild Ride Times

Updated as frequently as rural Alaska connectivity allows. Full page here.

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Get Some Distance This Weekend

The rando season is progressing, and it's been an amazing season so far! This weekend is our annual Anchorage/Seward/Anchorage 200K/400K brevets. Need to get some serious distance before the Fireweed? This is the ride you want to be on.   We've been offering this ride for over six years now. It's a classic. It's legendary [...]

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You all know that we had to push the Anch/Palmer/Anch 200K/300K back by a week. Now they're on the same date as the Denali Highway 200K. Damn, that's a tough decision. We had our BWR volunteers' meeting last week. Great turnout. Committed and involved people who're excited to make the BWR happen.  If you're not [...]

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This July cyclists from around the world will gather in Valdez to ride 1200Km (750 miles) from the shore of Prince William Sound, through Fairbanks, to Anchorage, in less than 90 hours. Modeled after the legendary Paris-Brest-Paris 1200Km Randonnée, and sanctioned by Randonneurs Mondiaux, The Big Wild Ride is part of the global randonneuring tradition, [...]

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Come Ride With Us!

Bike-to-Work Month just started today, and Alaska randonneurs already have ridden 9,600Km! Randonneuring season is in full swing. Need to put the adventure and challenge back in your ride? Training for the Fireweed 400 or a big charity ride this summer? Or, simply just want a reason to spend a day on the bike? Come [...]

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Come join us this Saturday for the Palmer Spring Classic – we'll put you on some mind-blowing backroads that are scenic, inspiring, and challenging! If you've never ridden The Valley roads, you're in for a real treat. The Palmer area has developed quite a reputation for high-quality, destination road riding. The Palmer Spring Classic has something [...]

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Talkeetna was a blast! The town absolutely rocks – the streets were filled w/ happenin' folks, bikes everywhere, not a cloud in the sky, stunning views of Denali, lots of airplane noise, and the afternoon sun beating down on us. We've found a home for our opening-season rides. This is the second year we've started [...]

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Talkeetna Bound This Weekend!

The roads are open, and in fine condition! The 2013 season opener 100K/200K rides are happening this weekend. See you bright and early for a special power-breakfast at The Talkeetna Roadhouse! Here are all the details: http://alaskarandonneurs.org/our-rides/talkeetna-100k200k/ Let's ride!

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